Projects

Launched March 12, 2018 Nina Robinson, Radcliffe Ruddy Roye
Nina Robinson and Ruddy Roye traveled to campuses across the country to see why young black people choose HBCUs and how they experience race in America.
Launched March 8, 2018 Marc Ellison
This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.
Launched March 5, 2018 Natalie Hutchison
In the sleepy Peruvian rainforest hides an aquatic anomaly, protected by a shaman and for centuries thought only a legend. Explore how native cosmology is helping protect it from climate change.
Launched March 1, 2018 Samira Tella
As demand for high-quality coffee increases, but crop prices decrease, desire for low-wage labor complicates the livelihoods of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé population migrating between Panama and Costa Rica.
Launched February 19, 2018 Esohe Osabuohien
Exploring race and gender in Cuba is as complex as its political and economic situation. A growing population of Afro-Cubans and artist-activists are demanding a change to their narratives.
Launched February 19, 2018 Taylor Weidman, Dene-Hern Chen
For the fishing villages around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, fortunes ebb and flow with the water's tide.
Launched February 15, 2018 Mark O’Connell
Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?
Launched February 12, 2018 Max Toomey, Sarah Bellingham
Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.
Launched February 12, 2018 Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
Launched February 6, 2018 Shiho Fukada
This project examines social and economic crises in a super-aging Japan.
Launched February 6, 2018 Ifath Sayed, Jueun Choi
Many refugee children in Malaysia are attempting to adjust to a foreign society, but with their illegal status, everyday lives are ridden with fear.
Launched February 1, 2018 Warren Cornwall, Tanmoy Bhaduri
In the 1960s, Bangladesh walled off parts of its coast to stop flooding and create farmland. Today that land is afflicted with chronic flooding, due to these very walls. Can the problem be solved?
Launched January 25, 2018 Tomas van Houtryve
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Launched January 24, 2018 Haley Joelle Ott
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
Launched January 16, 2018 Jack Losh
Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is collapsing?
Launched January 14, 2018 Pat Nabong
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Launched January 12, 2018 Tracey Eaton
Bolivia can be a rough place for children, especially the most vulnerable. Bolivian President Evo Morales takes pride in protecting youth, but critics question whether he has done enough.
Launched January 9, 2018 Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
A group of mothers with missing children just unearthed the biggest narco mass gravesite in Mexican history. This project documents their struggle to discover what happened their kids.
Launched January 3, 2018 Jack Merlin Watling
The Shia clerics of the Marjai’yah wield growing power and influence in Iraq. What will they do with it?
Launched January 2, 2018 James Whitlow Delano
Post-NAFTA, Mexico was flooded with cheap, sugary, and fatty junk foods from the U.S., spawning a duel crisis—obesity and malnutrition.
Launched December 27, 2017 Melissa Noel
This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.
Launched December 27, 2017 Guido Bilbao, Sol Lauría
Heavy machinery is cutting a new road to untouched Caribbean beaches. Extractive industries are threatening the Darien's forests. Who owns these lands? Their ancestral inhabitants are ready to fight.
Launched December 20, 2017 Sawsan Morrar
While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.
Launched December 15, 2017 Isaac Kestenbaum, Allison Herrera
Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.